Night tour to understand Islam
Night tour for the Die-Hards! Not for the regular tourist!
The night tour to understand Islam is for people with a certain mindset and have flexibility should the conditions at the order change for our visit.
This is not a show designed for tourists, we visit an actual and ancient Islamic order where they perform their spirituality. We are only welcome as visitors who have a deep interest and hopefully understanding of spirituality in Islam.
The night tour to understand Islam tour visits the order of Jerrahi in their territory. Jerrahis are a traditional Muslim Sufi order. Their ritual is completely different and it’s called a zikr.
It includes live music so it’s also a door to understand Islamic culture. The head convention in Karagumruk is very traditional and the zikr runs every Monday.
Our night tour to understand Islam runs in this order:
-Meet your private guide at your hotel and transfer to Suleymaniye.
-Visit Suleymaniye Mosque before evening prayer. It’s a truly mystic atmosphere.
-Dinner at a very traditional Turkish Restaurant, vegetarians are well catered.
-Talk about Islam, orders, and spirituality until the night prayer
-Private transfer to Karagumruk where the order is located.
-Watch the Jerrahi zikr for about 1,5 hours in their own territory.
-Photography or video will not be allowed.
-Men and women sit in seperate areas and there’s a strict dress code.
-This tour does not run in Ramadan.
There are lots of restrictions involved with the Night Tour To Understand Islam as this is not a touristic occasion. It’s very real, and we promise it is the most interesting event you’ll ever see in a Muslim country.
This tour runs only on Mondays and starts at 350Euros for a private group.